Not long after making their relationship official, Michael (Nash Aguas) and Isabel (Charlie Dizon) are already going through tough times as a couple. Governor Amer Gezali (Richard Quan) makes a way to interfere in his daughter’s personal affairs. He scolds Isabel for her decisions, telling her to cut her romance with the soldier before the situation gets worse. Amer emphasizes the conflict between the young lovers especially their social status and religion. He explains that a relationship built from two opposing views entail a lot of struggles. And it would most probably just end in pain like what happened to him and Isabel’s mother.
Michael also finds himself caught up in a terrifying confrontation with Amer. Michael tries to fight for Isabel, saying that Islam and Christianity revolve around the same principles of peace and love. He insists his feelings for Isabel and vows to never hurt her. But no matter how pure Michael’s intentions are, Amer remains firm in his decision to keep Isabel away from him.
Determined to prove himself worthy of Isabel’s love, Michael insists to join in the Scout Rangers Training. Unfortunately, Jethro (Elmo Magalona) declines his request and says that he would only be allowed to sign up if he gets a recommendation.
Michael runs to his closest superior for help. However, Major Lucente (Mon Confiado) plays by the rules and advises Michael to improve his performance first before becoming eligible for the training; unless he could give one good reason validating his wish.
Michael gets completely honest, admitting that he would like to join the program in order to prove his worth and to convince Amer that he is a resilient man worthy of his daughter’s love. Major Lucente gives in to Michael’s request.